Flexion reflex | definition of flexion reflex by Medical dictionary
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flexion reflex A sudden automatic withdrawal movement occurring in response to a painful stimulus and effected by the contraction of the flexor muscles of all the joints on the same side.
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However, the flexion reflex
was found to change considerably with time, leading to poor performance at the hip joint.
Modulation of flexion reflex
induced by hip angle changes in human spinal cord injury.
The human nociceptive flexion reflex
threshold is higher during systole than diastole.